COVID-19 Response and Reopening

On this page, we are sharing  safety plans here for services and facilities that are permitted by New York State to reopen. We will publish additional safety plans as other services reopen.
Please direct any questions to info@empower-wny.org.

NEW: Children’s Academy Parent Letter (Please note: this letter is being mailed to every family in the preschool, along with student-specific schedule information; if you have not received it in the mail by August 26, please contact the office at 716-297-1478)

DOH Reopening Plan Highlights

Administrative Offices Safety Plan 

Article 28 Clinic Safety Procedures

Military Road Safety Plan (Empties for Empower and Job Placement)

Meadowbrook Safety Plan (Empties for Empower)

Grab & Go Cart Safety Plan (Prevocational)

Buffalo Avenue Safety Plan (Day Habilitation)

30th Street Safety Plan (Day Habilitation and Prevocational)

Porter Road Safety Plan (Day Services)

Family Support Services 

Preschool Reopening Plan Draft (please note – this document is evolving and may change based on updated guidance from New York State)

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has released guidelines in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Below is a link to their COVID Guidance Page which includes information for providers, people receiving supports, and families as well as State and Federal resources.

https://opwdd.ny.gov/coronavirus-guidance